Saturday, May 26, 2012

A New Mystery SAL and Blogiversary

I have joined a new Mystery SAL at Niky's Creations.  This is my part 1 finished and patiently awaiting Part 2.  I love the colors and I look forward to what it will become.

Today is my Blogiversary.  I have been blogging for 2 years.  I began this journey to stay in touch with ladies I met at my first retreat.  I wanted a way to share my stitching adventures.  Little did I know that I would have over 400 followers sharing the journey with me.  I appreciate each and every one of my new stitchy friends.  They have all been supportive and inspiring.  Nothing keeps the stitching mojo going like a visit to blogland.  Thank you to all of my followers.  In the spirit of celebration,  I am hosting a mystery giveaway.  Not quite sure what I will put together but I assure you it will be wonderful.  So if you are a follower, leave a comment if you are interested in a chance at my giveaway.  Also leave me your favorite designers name, favorite fabric and something on your wishlist.  I will draw on June 1st, another date of celebration.  Good Luck and Happy Stitching!


P.J. said...

Happy Blogaversary!!! I just had my first blogaversary on May 14th. It is amazing all the folks you meet and friendships made through these blogs. I was so excited about doing my first giveaway. I would like to be entered into your giveaway. I have La-D-Da The Totin Hare on my wish list. I do not have a specific fabric as a favorite, although I do like even weaves for over one projects.

Your mystery stitch is off to a great start. I look forward to seeing your progress.

Elizabeth Brotherton said...

Happy Blogaversary! I have to say I've enjoyed reading your blog and keeping up with your projects. I'd love to have a chance at your giveaway.

My favorite designer is Country Cottage Needleworks. My favorite fabric is 28ct Confederate Grey linen. On my wish list: Persian Iris Garden by Chatelaine Designs

Lovely start to your SAL. I haven't joined a SAL yet but seriously thinking about it.

Brightest Blessings,

Beth B.

Barb said...

I do enjoy your blog postings very much! If I have to choose, my favorite designers are Blackbird Designs. I like 32ct. linen in soft beige type colors. Happy Blogaversary!

MoonBeam said...

Congratulations, Nataly. 2 years and 400+ followers. I love BBD, but have most of their publications. I also really like Cynthia's designs from Drawn Thread. 36 or 40 count fabric, mostly the light shades, but not stark white is usually my fabric choice.

Thanks for your blog and a new, exciting giveaway.

Happy Memorial Day.


Anonymous said...

Nataly Happy Blog Anniversary!!!
I look forward to following your stitching adventures. I am so glad I stumbled onto your blog. I would love to be entered in your contest.. Favorite designer Blackbird Designs and Little House Needleworks. Favorite fabric is lakeside linen and weeks linen. I usually stitch on 28 or 30 count. Hugs Pat

Terri said...

Happy blogoversary! I really love following your blog and work! IF I had to pick only 1 favorite designer, it would have to be Emie Bishop. Belfast is my favorite fabric. I have my wish list posted on my blog - can't think of anything that's on it right now! LOL!

Lisa V said...

Congratulations, thats alot of followers for 2 years. I really enjoy your blog and have been following for a while now.
My tastes are varied, I dont have a specific fave designer, however I love Carriage House, Plum Street, LHN & Blackbird. My fave fabric is evenweave and my wishlist must have would have to be Carrelage by Long Dog Samplers or Never Let You Go by Heartstring Samplery.
Thanks for the opportunity.

Patty C. said...

2 years of blogging -wonderful! I have enjoyed visiting your blog ;)

I like many designers
I have Simple Joys from LHN on my wishlist.
I love penny america. I am wanting to stitch some Adam & Eve designs many beautiful patterns out there.

mdgtjulie said...

Grats on finishing part one. It's looking good so far. Love those colors too. Green is one of my faves! And grats on your blogoversary. You have a LOT of followers for just two years. Awesome. I really don't share your style of charts, so don't enter me in your giveaway. I just wanted to say grats!!

Lesleyanne said...

Great new start on your mystery sampler. Look forward to seeing it grow. Congrats on your blogaversary. I would love to be entered in your giveaway. I love L*K, LHN and CCN, 28ct fabric.

Chris said...

Congratulations on your Blogoversary!
Your blog always inspires me with your finishing and your cat rescue.
I love your mystery SAL start and I can't wait to see the next part.
Please enter me in your giveaway.
Right now my favorite designer is probably Shakespeare's Peddler. I love all the Jenny Bean pieces and Jane Pattison is on my wishlist.
I love 36ct linen in any "sampler" color.
Who is your favorite designer right now?
Have a wonderful holiday!

Barb said...

Hi Nataly,
ohhh yipee do 2 years of blogging and what a wonderful blog you write too. Those kitties are always a delight and your stitching is inspiring.
Well so many designers I like. Of course Blackbird designs are gorgeous, I do like Shepherds Bush, Primitive Hare oh The Sampler Girl LHN just too many really to choose just one.
Fabric I love Sassys evenweave or 28 count evenweave for over one stitching.
On a wish list hmm difficult as I tend to buy when I see ,too impulsive at times lol.
However I love scissors and those beaded fobs. So there you are just in case I get lucky.
Take care and enjoy your anniversary look forward to the next year.

Rita E in AZ said...

Happy Blogiversary to one of my favorite blogs!
I have puzzled over who is my favorite designer and all I can come up with is whoever I am currently stitching. My favorite fabric is 18 ct aida but I have it on my wish list to try something different - maybe lugana? some day.

Shirlee said...

Happy Blogaversary! Argh! I KNOW I was following Niky's blog but it apparently disappeared from my follow list as did several others a while back ... a Blogger hiccup I suppose. Of course I don't realize someone is missing until I don't remember the exact name of the blog or the blog owner ... argh! Anyway I am glad you posted about this SAL or I might not have found that blog again : ) Please do enter me in your celebration giveaway. I have a few favorite designers but I'll say BBD is one of the top 3 : ) On my wishlist I have Briar Rabbit from La D Da. Favorite fabric? Linen of course : )

Vickie said...

A mystery giveaway! Awesome! Congratulations to you! I find your blog very inspiring, thank you. My favorite designers might be La-D-Da and Plum Street Samplers. I prefer 32 count or higher linen. :)

Birdie said...

Thank you for the chance at your faboosh contest.
Fave designer-Just Nan
Fave Fab- 28ct or higher linen
Wish List-Just Nan Motif Mystique

Dawn said...

Happy blog adversary! Must be very exciting to have so many followers. I would love to participate in your giveaway. I love LHN. And linens.

gracie said...

Congratulations! Please do enter my name...I love many designers--BBD & With My Needle and on my list is Mrs Waddelow's Huswif and 28ct or 32ct linens....

Myra said...

Happy Blogaversary! Has it really been 2 years? Time just flies doesn't it. I would love to be entered in your drawing. I love reading about your cat rescues and seeing your gorgeous finishes. Hmmm, favorite is so hard to choose just one. Right now I am enamoured by Plum Street Samplers but also love BBD and With thy Needle. I like 32 or 36 count linen in "old" looking colors. Right now on my wish list is the Chessie and Me Glory House Kit.
Have a wonderful Memorial Day!

Jo who can't think of a clever nickname said...

Congratulations on your 2nd Blogaversary! It's so much fun meeting and sharing with people all over the world.

I have four favourite designers, but for the purposes of a wishlist I'd have to say Just Nan as I'm attempting a Just Nan-a-thon this Olympic year! There isn't a particular one, but I love her samplers.
My favourite fabric is 32count evenweave but I also like 36 and 40 counts too.

Cath said...

Happy blogiversary .
I'd love to be entered please. I love LK , any fabric and my wish list includes loads , mainly LHN and CCN charts ,as I only have a couple .X

Sue N. said...

Nataly, congratulations on publishing your blog for 2 years and I hope you can continue for many more. It is indeed an accomplishment considering how busy you are with your family, stitching projects, furbabies, and probably many other things we aren't even aware of. I would enjoy entering your giveaway. My favorite designer is Blackbird Designs but the only patterns I have done are from "The Stitcher's Garden" and "A Schoolgirl's Work." I prefer to stitch on linen or evenweave fabrics 30 count or higher in subdued colors. Thanks for your blog and generosity!

Mouse said...

oooo well done on your two years of blogging :)
love your new mystery sal start :)
cooo fav designer mmmmmm BBD, la d da , LHN to name a choice love linen and evenweave equally it just depends on the pattern which I choose :)
and wish list now that is hard as I haven't got one, as it is usually every thing I see all our wonderful blogging friends stitching goes on my to get, to start and to do list
love mouse xxxxx

Teresa S. said...

Congrats on your blogoversary! Please enter me in your drawing. I love anything that says mystery :) Oh, my, picking a favorite designer is so hard. So I'll say my favorite designer is anyone who uses pink threads in their designs! Natalie at L'Atelier Perdu has some really cute ones lately. Linens and evenweaves are my favs right now.

Bekca said...

Here's to many more years of blogging Nataly! Your blog is one of my favourite online places to visit :) What a lovely give away! My favourite designer has got to be LHN, I'm just starting my collection of their wonderful designs. As for my favourite fabric, lugana of any colour is always my go to. Thank you so much for this wonderful give away.
Best wishes.

Carol said...

I always love visiting your blog and seeing photos of your latest kitty family and your pretty stitching, Nataly--congratulations on two wonderful years :)

I'd love to be included in your giveaway. My favorite designer is currently Chessie & Me--I just love her "Scarlet's Summer Sampler" chart with those little sheep and also her "Breath of Autumn" chart. 32 ct. linens in flax or a natural color are my favorites, but you know I also love 25-28 ct. evenweaves for my over one stitching...

Thanks for the fun, Nataly--and I look forward to watching your mystery SAL progress...

Enjoy a relaxing Memorial Day with your family :)

DonnaTN said...

Congratulations on 2 wonderful years of blogging. Of course, I would love to be included in your drawing. Thank you for sharing so much wonderful stitching and finishing.

Mindi said...

Congratulations on 2 years! I'm coming up on my one year anniversary, and its been such a great year. We meet so many special people in the stitching community through blogs.

I love your new start on Niky's Mystery SAL. I have the chart, but haven't started the stitching yet.

The Inspired Stitcher said...
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The Inspired Stitcher said...

Geesh, lets try again...Congratulations on your blogoversary! I look forward to reading your blog and seeing what you've been up to.
My favorite designers would be BBD and The Drawn Thread. I like 32ct. or higher fabrics. I've been on a 40 ct. kick as of late. As for wish list, I'd love one of those little JABCO Just Needles bees! They are just too dang cute!
Thanks again for sharing a little bit of your world with us!

Jenny said...

Wow Nataly - many congrats on 2 years of blogging and 400+ followers - that is incredible!
I don't need any more stash, but I just wanted to pop in and say hurrah!

Shannon said...

Happy Blogoversary! :) I would love to enter your giveaway. My favorite designers are LHN and CCN and I like 28ct fabric.

Phyllis said...

Happy Blogoversary! I always enjoy reading your blog and looking at the pics. One of the days I'm going to have my own blog. I just did some finishing of some boxes for BBD this weekend and it would be fun to share my finishes on my own blog.

Lisa Cox said...

Very strange. I would have swore that I had commented on this post.
Oh well.
Happy Blogiversary!
I love seeing all the cute little stitcheries (is that a word?) that you post. You are so talented!
I am a follower and would love to be entered into your contest.
I don't have a favorite designer (I just choose by what looks good to me), my favorite fabric right now is the Glacier Holiday Batiks by Hoffman line (I love batiks), and on my wishlist is a 12.5"X12.5" square ruler to make squaring up my quilt blocks easier. Thanks for the giveaway

Veronica said...

Happy Blogoversary! May there be many, many more to come.

My favourite designers are LHN and Mirabilia. I love stitching on linen.

My wish list? Well, that's gotta be some of those lovely glass beaded pins you make :)


Melissa said...

Happy Blogiversary!!!! It's amazing how blogging is just as addictive and therapeutic as Stitching isn't it!

Please add me into your draw. I don't really have a particular fav designer because I LOVE to experiment :) 28-32 count linen is my favourite fabric at the moment... mostly natural colours.

Have a great day!!!!

Melissa @ the st.john's stitcher

Vera said...

Happy Blogaversary!! I still need to dive into blogging...somehow time slips away. Would love to be entered into your giveaway. Favorite designers are BBD and Needles Prayse. Favorite fabrics would be 36 - 40 count. Wish list...ahhhh, Charlotte Clayton and also Never Let You Go (Heartstring Samplery)...and, of course, your lovely pins:)

Loraine said...

Happy Anniversary! You have such a lovely blog, I'm so happy to be one of your followers.
I would love to enter your giveaway. I love BBD, Carriage House, pretty much all samplers, of every kind. Love 36-40 count fabrics as well. Take Care!

Catherine said...

Such a pretty sal! Congratulations on two years!! I'd love to be entered in your mystery giveaway! I have a hard time picking favorites, but love designers along the lines of BBD and Heartstring Samplery. For fabrics, I like 32ct up t 40, Lakeside and Picture this Plus linens in aged looking colors. As for my wish list, I'd love to have a variety of the mini mother of pearl buttons to use on finishes.
Thanks for the a chance!

Teresa said...

So happy all the kitties got a great home. Loved your small finishes. Great gifts you sent and received.
Teresa's Heartfelt Stithces

lynda said...

Hope I'm not too's still May 31st here! Congratulations on your blog anniversary!